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Brenninkmeijer-Werhahn Annual Lectures



The Twentieth Annual Brenninkmeijer-Werhahn Lecture


26 March 2019

Prof. Jennifer Wright Knust
Duke University

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The Nineteenth Annual Brenninkmeijer-Werhahn Lecture


30 May 2018

Prof. Dr. Herwi Rikhof
Tilburg University

Respondent: Prof. Yossi Schwartz
Tel Aviv University


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The Eighteenth Annual Brenninkmeijer-Werhahn Lecture


10 January 2017

Prof. Louis Caruana, SJ
Dean of the Faculty of Philosophy, The Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome

Respondent: Dr. Meir Buzaglo
Department of Philosophy, The Hebrew University


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The Seventeenth Annual Brenninkmeijer-Werhahn Lecture


12 January 2016

Archbishop Bruno Forte
Metropolitan Archbishop of Chieti-Vasto


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The Sixteenth Annual Brenninkmeijer-Werhahn Lecture


13 January 2015

Prof. Alexander Evers
Loyola University, Chicago; John Felice Rome Center, Rome (I)

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The Fifteenth Annual Brenninkmeijer-Werhahn Lecture


25 March 2014

Prof. Marco Bais
Pontifical Oriental Institute, Rome


The Fourteenth Annual Brenninkmeijer-Werhahn Lecture


14 January 2013


Prof. Robert Dodaro, OSA

President of the Augustinianum, Rome


Augustine on the Formation of the Statesman's Ethical Conscience


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The Thirteenth Annual Brenninkmeijer-Werhahn Lecture

29 November 2011


Prof. Frederick E. Brenk, SJ

Pontifical Biblical Institute, Rome


Pagan Monotheism and Early Christianity





The Twelfth Annual Brenninkmeijer-Werhahn Lecture

17 November  2010


Prof. Michael Hilbert, SJ

Faculty of Canon Law, Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome


All About Marriage in Roman Catholic Law





The Eleventh Annual Brenninkmeijer-Werhahn Lecture

20 January 2010


Prof. Justin Taylor, SM
École Biblique et Archéologique Française, Jerusalem


Myth, Fantasy and Gospel





The Tenth Annual Brenninkmeijer-Werhahn Lecture

3 February 2009


Prof. Thomas G. Casey, SJ
Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome


Kierkegaard and Levinas On More Perfect Human Love





The Ninth Annual Brenninkmeijer-Werhahn Lecture


3 January 2008


Cardinal Carlo Maria Martini, SJ


What is the Meaning of "Intercession"?


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The Eighth Annual Brenninkmeijer-Werhahn Lecture

24 January 2007


Prof. Craig Morrison

Pontifical Biblical Institute, Rome


The Hebrew Bible without the Jews in the Writings of Ephrem the Syrian





The Seventh Annual Brenninkmeijer-Werhahn Lecture

24 January 2006


Prof. Joseph Sievers
Pontifical Biblical Institute, Rome
Cardinal Bea Centre for Judaic Studies, Pontifical Gregorian University


How Irrevocable? Interpreting Romans 11:29 from the Church Fathers to the Second Vatican Council





The Sixth Annual Brenninkmeijer-Werhahn Lecture

3 May 2005


Prof. Donna Orsuto
Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome


Broken-Heartedness: A Key Theme in Christian Spirituality





The Fifth Annual Brenninkmeijer-Werhahn Lecture

28 January 2004 


Prof. Phillip Renczes, SJ

Pontifical Gregorian University


A Theology of Judaism in 7th Century Byzantium: Maximus the Confessor


Prof. Renczes also gave a seminar on


Byzantine Biblical Exegesis


in cooperation with the Scholion Center





The Fourth Annual Brenninkmeijer-Werhahn Lecture

14 January 2003


Prof. Lorenzo Perrone

University of Pisa


Prayer and the Construction of Christian Identity in Late Antiquity


Prof. Perrone also gave presentations on


Fragmentation and Unity: Towards a Historico-Religious Phenomenology of Oriental Christianity


as a part of a graduate seminar on mysticism




The 'Constitution of the Jews' in the Polemics between Celsus and Origen

as a part of the Center's Research Seminar on
Cultural Dynamics Between Jews and Christians in Late Antiquity





The Third Annual Brenninkmeijer-Werhahn Lecture


29 May 2002


Prof. Bas ter Haar Romeny

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam


From Religious Association to Ethnic Community: Identity Formation among West Syrian Christians





The Second Annual Brenninkmeijer-Werhahn Lecture

19 March 2001


Prof. Arij Roest Crollius, SJ

Pontificia Universita Gregoriana


How do Christians Deal with Pluralism: Some Jesuit Responses



Prof. Crollius also gave the following seminars:


The Adventurous Encounter Between Revealed Religion and the Cultures of Humanity

Interreligious Dialogue: Confusion or Convergence?





The First Annual Brenninkmeijer-Werhahn Lecture

7 March 2000

during the dedication ceremony of the Center 


Prof. Johannes Beutler, SJ

Vicerettore Accademico, Pontificia Universita Gregoriana


The Meaning of the "Jews" for the Readers of John


Prof. Beutler also gave the following seminars:


Jesus in Conflict: History and Theology in John 9-12

Jesus' Farewell: The Farewell Discourses John 13-17 in Biblical Perspective



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